Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today introduced two new variants to the Passat line up , the Trendline PLUS and Comfortline PLUS. Both variants offer the Plus factor, based on the eighth-generation Passat.

With upgrades in appearance and interior offering, the Passat PLUS adds a sportier touch to Volkswagen’s already popular D-segment sedan. The perfect testament of affordability and refinement, this introduction further emphasises VPCM’s commitment in providing added value to its customers.

At launch of the Passat in November last year,  the range is availale in three trim levels: Highline, Comfortline and Trendline. The Comfortline and Trendline variants take up the 1.8-liter turbo powerplant with 7-speed direct shift gearbox, while the Highline is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine, paired to a 6-speed DSG.

Fast forward to present time, the Volkswagen Passat Plus trim levels are powered by a 1.8L turbocharged TSI engine with a 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG) to give an output of 180PS and a torque of 250Nm between 1,250 to 5,000rpm, with an impressive fuel consumption of approximately 5.7l/100 km.

The Passat Plus shares a dome-shaped bonnet and an athletic pose as the current variants. The front headlights with adaptive LEDs and washer system, and a low-slung bumper give the Passat a figuratively impressive front. At the side, the low-sloping silhouette and refined shoulder line further accentuate the car’s sleek profile. The Passat Plus’s profile comes complete with 17-inch Istanbul alloy wheels (Passat Plus Trendline) or 18” Monterey alloy wheels (Passat Plus Comfortline) . From the rear,  LED rearlights, a concave bumper and a diffuser-typed skid plate with reflectors make up a sexy behind.

Various upgrades on the inside for the Passat Plus include new leather seats, as well as items current in the model line-up such as KESSY keyless entry, push start, leather multi-function steering with paddle shifters, auto-dimming rear view mirror, cruise control, auto power windows, 3-zone temperature control, ‘12-way adjustable driver seat, height adjustable armrest, regenerative braking, electric parking brake with auto hold function rear a/c vents and keyless auto tailgate. To top it off, the interior is finished with “Brilliant Pine” wood decorative inserts.

Adding to the Passat Plus package, window tint, worth RM8,000 and RM 12,000, are included for the Trendline and Comfortline levels.

Some of the standard features for the Passat Plus comprise six airbags, driver alert system and front fog lights with cornering light functions.

For a limited time till the 30 September, the Passat Plus comes with the current VW promo. with a special interest rate from as low as 0.88% on hire purchase loans with the duration of five to nine years. To provide maximum peace of mind to customers, the entire Passat range, including the Plus, also comes with 5-year free maintenance, or 75,000km (whichever comes first) with registrations by 30 September.

The Passat Trendline Plus retails at RM144,990, while the Passat Comfortline Plus is RM169,980.